The Best Tasting Whiskey Beverages
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The Best Tasting Whiskey

List Criteria: Includes all types of whiskey, including scotch, single malt, blended whiskeys, bourbon and rye.

Whiskey is a very distinct tasting liquor. Since it is made in a burnt wooden cask, it is given a smokey head. Some consider whiskey to be one of the truest forms of alcohol. Whiskey is an alcoholic beverage that is made from combining water and a mash of grains. The mash can be different combinations of barley, rye, wheat or corn. Whatever is used gives the whiskey a different flavor. It is then placed in a wooden cask that is made out of burnt oak and left to age and ferment. However long it is left in the cask is also going to change the taste of the whiskey.

Since all of these factors come into play, each whiskey producer comes up with a whiskey that taste slightly different from another's. This leaves the drinker with many varying options to consider when trying to choose which whiskey is the right one for them. Should they go with the lighter and smoother Canadian whiskey like Canadian Club, Crown Royal or Black Velvet? How about a fuller American blend like Jack Daniels, Knob Creek or Maker's Mark?

This list is to help determine which whiskey is the best tasting out there through votes from the Ranker users. Please note that It includes all types of whiskey, but you can also vote on the best bourbon and top scotch brands. Vote up your favorite and vote down the ones that just miss the mark.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
    Up 379
    Down 187
    98
  2. 2
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    most listed
    Knob Creek

    98
  3. 3
    Up 187
    Down 74
    Strathspey More
    95
  4. 4
    Up 216
    Down 102

    the people's #1
    Woodford Reserve

    Kentucky More
    95
  5. 5
    Up 181
    Down 80
    Strathspey More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 277
    Down 114
    Republic of Ireland More
    89
  7. 7
    Up 146
    Down 52
    Strathspey More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 306
    Down 227

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jack Daniel's

    Tennessee More
    86
  9. 9
    Up 132
    Down 50
    Scottish Highlands More
    85
  10. 10
    Up 128
    Down 52
    84
  11. 11
    Up 253
    Down 128

    Crown Royal

    82
  12. 12
    Up 137
    Down 59
    Strathspey More
    80
  13. 13
    Up 176
    Down 100

    Johnnie Walker Black Label

    79
  14. 14
    Up 123
    Down 74

    Bulleit Bourbon

    74
  15. 15
    Up 83
    Down 40
    Islay More
    72
  16. 16
    Up 56
    Down 39
    72
  17. 17
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    Down 59
    Northern Ireland More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 113
    Down 145

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Jim Beam

    71
  19. 19
    Up 89
    Down 63

    Buffalo Trace

    69
  20. 20
    Up 74
    Down 33

    ranked low on reranks
    Oban Distillery

    Scottish Highlands More
    66
  21. 21
    Up 59
    Down 58

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Craig

    65
  22. 22
    Up 81
    Down 49

    Tullamore Dew

    64
  23. 23
    Up 94
    Down 41
    No image

    ranked low on reranks
    Johnny Walker Blue Label

    59
  24. 24
    Up 63
    Down 41
    No image

    Jameson Distillery Reserve

    54
  25. 25
    Up 34
    Down 17
    53
  26. 26
    Up 18
    Down 27
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Loch Lomond Single Malt

    Scottish Highlands More
    52
  27. 27
    Up 57
    Down 37
    No image

    Wild Turkey

    52
  28. 28
    Up 31
    Down 25
    No image

    Redbreast

    50
  29. 29
    Up 54
    Down 86

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Canadian Club

    50
  30. 30
    Up 45
    Down 71
    No image

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Seagram 7

    50
  31. 31
    Up 18
    Down 10
    50
    added by: RKramden59
  32. 32
    Up 37
    Down 21
    50
  33. 33
    Up 18
    Down 8
    Scottish Highlands More
    46
  34. 34
    Up 29
    Down 21
    No image

    Blanton's

    46
  35. 35
    Up 18
    Down 26
    Strathspey More
    46
  36. 36
    Up 28
    Down 29

    Jacquin's Rock & Rye

    46
  37. 37
    Up 23
    Down 29

    Four Roses

    45
  38. 38
    Up 13
    Down 26

    Longrow

    45
  39. 39
    Up 22
    Down 12

    ranked low on reranks
    Yamazaki

    45
  40. 40
    Up 16
    Down 27

    Blackadder

    45
  41. 41
    Up 21
    Down 29
    44
  42. 42
    Up 18
    Down 23
    No image

    Midleton

    42
  43. 43
    Up 9
    Down 4
    No image
    40
    added by: nicolas.verret
  44. 44
    Up 13
    Down 15

    Yamazaki 12-Year-Old

    39
  45. 45
    Up 16
    Down 13
    39
    added by: BigRedSkye
  46. 46
    Up 6
    Down 12
    39
    added by: MightyFeklhr
  47. 47
    Up 9
    Down 17
    No image

    midleton

    38
  48. 48
    Up 7
    Down 11
    No image

    Collingwood

    38
  49. 49
    Up 5
    Down 8
    No image

    new! The Knot

    36
    added by: fix8ed
  50. 50
    Up 3
    Down 12
    No image

    greenore

    36
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